This season of this project ended on November 26th, 2016.
120 pledges raised $3,250 towards its goal of $6,250.
This project continues with another season as: Pair Of Dice Paradise - Season 4
That’s the question asked by Pair Of Dice Paradise, a video podcast bringing you news and commentary about board games, hosted by a lover of the hobby who has his head in the clouds.
Some games are great, while others are... well, the kindest way I can put it is that they're an apocalyptic blight against civility. But which is which?
Our host, Chaz Marler, helps navigate viewers through the growing catalog of board games that are being produced every year, with game overviews, discussions on the hobby, and maybe even a music video or two thrown in as well.
Some popular segments include:
Showcasing bizarre games
found at thrift stores.
|Get Your Wings
Reviews and previews of new games
and old favorites.
|Head In The Clouds
A weekly editorial on different aspects
of the board game hobby.
|Making Multiple Months of Media
The goal of this fundraiser is to raise enough to finance the first five months of Season 3. Reaching this fundraiser's goal of $6,250 will provide the finances necessary to approach Pair Of Dice Paradise as a scheduled, part-time job (instead of just a hobby worked on during spare time) during those months. That's an estimated 40 episodes of new content.
|If the target fundraising goal is met, then the next items to be financed after that include:|
Regular viewers may have noticed the $200 camcorder I use sometimes has trouble staying in focus. More than once, I've had to re-record a segment due to spontaneous-camera-blurrification. I'd love to upgrade our camera. I've had my eye on a Canon Vixia HF-G30 for quite a while (around $1,200), and recently discovered it's also used by several other prominent video podcasters, which is a good endorsement.
Regular viewers may have also noticed periodic "clicks" in our audio, courtesy of my current, slowly dying mic. It's even more distracting than the camera's random blurs, so I'll often record multiple takes, just to increase the odds of getting a "click-free" take. I'd like to invest in either a Zoom H4N digital recorder (around $200) or Sennheiser EW112P G3 Lav Mic (around $630), both also recommended by other content creators.
|Onward Into The Future...
I'm trying something different with this fundraiser, setting it to just to cover the first half of Season 3. I'd like to continue experimenting with revenue streams to diversify financing the show as much as possible. We'll see what happens in the next few months. If all goes well, opportunities to finance the remainder of Season 3 will become available as the year continues.
What's a fundraiser without some ways to say thank you for your pledge of support? A complete list of incentives is listed down the left-side of the page, but here some of the highlights:
|Question Everything? Really?
The first five supporters to reach the $40 pledge level will have the opportunity to submit a question or topic (pending administrative approval), which Chaz will answer or address in a video. Each will have its own, dedicated 5-10 minute video. It's like a combined video shout-out and personalized Q&A, all in one!
Supporters that reach the $65 pledge level will receive a Pair Of Paradise embroidered patch, suitable for sewing onto your favorite shirt, hat, or khaki gaming vest. The artwork for the patch design is in development, but it's planned to be based on the Pair Of Dice Paradise logo, and estimated to be 3 to 4 inches in size. Limited quantity available.
|To Coin A Phrase
Supporters that reach the $80 pledge level will receive a Pair Of Dice Paradise two-inch gold coin that has been designed specifically for this Season 3 campaign. These are minted, brushed gold coins with enamel inlays, featuring the character Russet Taupe on one side, and his signature phrase "Oh Yeah!" on the other. Limited quantity available.
|A Mat Made In Heaven
Supporters that reach the $100 pledge level will receive their very own, limited edition, Pair Of Dice Paradise playmat, featuring custom artwork that will be designed by Chaz, specifically for this campaign. These are 24" x 14" playmats printed by InkedPlaymats.com. Limited quantity available.
So, there’s where we are, and where I want to go in the months to come. Thank you for your consideration. I am grateful for the opportunities that this channel, and your support of it, have given me, and I look forward to doing everything I can with it.
Thanks to everyone who either pledges their support for Pair Of Dice Paradise’s third season, or even just continues watching, commenting, and helping spread the word. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to share a kind word about the show.
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